Megan Nguyen August 24, 2018

Newgentek is happy to have worked with The Proper House on their newest concept, Nebraska Mini Mart, in designing and installing a state-of-the-art IT and AV solution!  We look forward to working with them in the near future!

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Tampa restaurant group The Proper House, has partnered with local systems integration company, Newgentek, on their newest concept, Nebraska Mini Mart.  Newgentek’s installation of high-tech audio will provide Nebraska Mini Mart customers with a unique sound experience and in turn will become Newgentek’s Restaurant Showroom, showcasing best-in-class audio products with a thoughtful design for outdoor sound.

Ferrell Alvarez, Executive Chef and Partner at Nebraska Mini Mart, commented on the partnership with Newgentek.  “When deciding on who our AV partner would be on this project, it became a no-brainer that Newgentek was the best fit for us.  Their design and ideals were in line with ours, and once they started to take on the project, and we saw their workmanship, quality of product and customer service, it reinsured our decision.  They completed their scope ahead of time and went above and beyond our expectations.  Moving forward with other concepts, there’s no doubt that we will be choosing Newgentek to handle all of our audio visual needs.”

“We are very excited to have Nebraska Mini Mart as our restaurant showroom in Tampa and are thankful for the partnership.  We have extensive experience in the hospitality industry, and this was a great opportunity to show off what we can do,” said Chon Nguyen, Founder and CEO of Newgentek.

Nebraska Mini Mart is located on over an acre and a half of land, with bocce ball and shuffleboard courts and both indoor and outdoor seating. The menu offers a refined approach to casual favorites.


Project Design Overview:

The design for Nebraska Mini Mart began with ten JBL Control Series Landscape speakers positioned on the open lawn area to be unobtrusive and blend well with the landscaping.  The JBL Control series speakers allow for a wide sound radius to maximize coverage.

Underneath the stadium seating, Newgentek installed two JBL Control Series 88M landscape speakers.  These were chosen for the depth of sound, which allows these speakers to carry the lower frequencies for the surrounding perimeter.

In the dining room and on the outside of the building, Newgentek installed five JBL Control Series Surface Mount speakers.  The sleek design and full frequency range were primary reasons for selecting this speaker.  These speakers provide the mid- and high-level range of audio for optimal clarity.

For audio control, Newgentek has partnered with BSS, a division of Harman, to provide ease of use and control of multiple audio functions.  The installed microphone system will allow for Nebraska Mini Mart to utilize an outside musician for specific events.  A BSS controller was installed to allow the local restaurant team to easily select between sources of audio, zone coverage and volume from one interface.


About The Proper House:

The Proper House now has two restaurants in the Bay area, with a third set to open before the end of the year.  Their first concept, Rooster & the Till, was recently named the #1 Best Restaurant in Tampa by the Tampa Bay Times.  Rooster & the Till and Nebraska Mini Mart are both located in Seminole Heights.  Gallito, a modern taqueria, will be their next restaurant and part of the Sparkman Wharf project in Channelside.


About Newgentek:

Newgentek is a full service systems integrator focused on being a strategic partner providing turnkey solutions for our clients.  Our Restaurant and Retail division serves multi-unit operators and our Unified Communications division serves corporate and enterprise clients.  Our goal in both divisions is to turn customers’ infrastructure, network, point of sale, and audio visual requirements of any complexity into manageable, easy to use solutions through our industry leading workplace transformation process.


For more information, please contact:

Megan Nguyen

Vice President, Sales & Marketing




Tagged: Hospitality, hospitality technology, restaurant technology